03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

UN's Top Nuke Expert: Iran Strike "Would Lead Absolutely To Disaster"

Prior to the Iraq war, International Atomic Energy Agency chairman Mohammed ElBaradei warned there was "no evidence of ongoing prohibited nuclear or nuclear-related activities in Iraq." He was subsequently smeared by the administration, but ultimately vindicated as the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize for getting it right.

Today on CNN, ElBaradei sounded alarms about the Bush administration's increasingly hawkish rhetoric in regards to Iran's alleged nuclear ambitions. "We have the time" to use diplomacy, ElBaradei urged. There is "no military solution" with Iran.

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